Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov received his B.S. Degree (1997) in biotechnology from the National University of Uzbekistan, M.S. degree in plant breeding (2001) from Texas A&M University of USA, PhD degree (2002) in molecular genetics, Doctor of Science degree (2009) in genetics, and full professorship (2011) in molecular genetics and molecular biotechnology from the Institute of Genetics and Plant Experimental Biology, Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. He founded (2012) and is currently leading the Center of Genomics and Bioinformatics. He serves as an associate editor of several international and national journals on plant sciences. He received Government award – 2010 chest badge “Sign of Uzbekistan”, 2010 TWAS prize, and "ICAC Cotton Researcher of the Year 2013" for his outstanding contribution to cotton sciences. He was elected as The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Fellow (2014) on Agricultural Science and as a Vice-president (2017) of Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan.